April 2017

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 28/04: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday April 28:

ORES & ALLOYS BLOG: Samancor's well-timed ASA purchase absorbs last idled producer

The acquisition of ASA Metals by a joint venture formed by Samancor Chrome and Sinosteel will tie up the last of three South African ferro-chrome producers that shut in 2015-2016.

IN FIGURES: China's ferro-alloys imports in March

Summary of China’s ferro-alloys imports in March 2017.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Expectations of lower China May FeCr bid prices keep markets flat

Global ferro-chrome markets were flat on Friday April 21, with suppliers holding their offer prices as they await new monthly tenders for May from Chinese stainless steel mills; meanwhile, markets in the west are being supported by relatively low availability in the USA but are facing pressure on expected lower chrome ore prices in the near term.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 21/04: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday April 21:

Afarak’s conversions to ferro-chrome improve cost control of raw materials

Afarak’s conversion of a second silico-manganese furnace at Mogale Alloys to produce ferro-chrome gives the company control over its raw materials costs while manganese ore price volatility continues, ceo Guy Konsbruck told Metal Bulletin.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Prices weaken across Asia as tight supply boosts US market

Global ferro-chrome markets diverged further on Friday April 7 as prices fell across Asia on poor demand and rose in the USA amid tightening availability.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 07/04: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday April 7:

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Chinese spot market under pressure after modest tender price increases

Spot ferro-chrome prices in China were under pressure after leading mills in the country announced lower-than-expected increases in their monthly tender prices, stating that supply during March had been underestimated.